Cochise County Sheriff's Office snags marijuana grow, owner

Cochise County Sheriff's Office snags marijuana grow, owner
Marijuana found during a search by CCSO in August.

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On August 23, 2018 the Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised of a suspicious person in Ash Canyon south of Sierra Vista.

Upon arrival, deputies found 44-year-old John Sochor driving a Black SUV. Sochor, was later found to be in possession of several marijuana plants, seven firearms to include an AK47, several thousand rounds of ammunition, and several items of drug paraphernalia.

A subsequent search warrant at a residence on East Faith Avenue unveiled 87 marijuana plants ranging from one foot to ten feet in height, nine firearms, two rifle grade bullet proof vests, one handgun grade bullet proof vest, much more ammunition, and more drug paraphernalia.

According to CCSO, Sochor admitted to cultivating and selling the marijuana. He was arrested for Cultivation of Marijuana (87 counts), Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of approximately 200 pounds of marijuana, Possession of body armor during felony offense (3 counts), Possession of a Firearm During a Drug Offense (9 counts), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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